Thales upgrades the KDX-I ships of the Republic of Korea Navy

Thales and LiG Nex1 signed a contract for the overhaul of two Goalkeeper close-in weapon systems on board the KDX-I class vessels of the Republic of Korea Navy. The overhaul will be carried out by Thales in close cooperation with DMI (the Naval Maintenance organisation of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence) and LIGNex1.

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This contract follows on from contracts between LiG Nex1 and Thales for the overhaul of the MW08 and STIR 2.4 radars onboard KDX-II Wang Geon.

The current overhauls will be carried out in conjunction with LiG Nex1 in Korea and will include the construction of a dedicated workshop. LiG Nex1 and Thales are expecting to sign further overhaul contracts for the other vessels of the KDX-I class.

Patrick Defranoux, Country Director for Thales in Korea said: “Thales is proud of the opportunity to work with Korean industry to upgrade equipment and by so doing, to serve the best interests of the Korean Navy.”